This video is called Anarchist analysis of the global capitalist crisis.
Britain: Some 250 readers and supporters debated the capitalist crisis and its solutions at the third annual Morning Star conference.
Britain: Unemployment has increased faster during the current recession than in the two downturns under the Tory governments of the 1980s and ’90s, the TUC has revealed.
TRADE unionists and campaigners called for a global fightback against attacks on employment rights at the Morning Star conference on Saturday.
The appeal by British Airways to its 40,000 employees to volunteer for up to a month’s unpaid leave or even unpaid work marks a new stage in the efforts by big business to impose the burden of the worsening economic crisis onto the working class: here.
A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 identified themselves as “capitalists.” In the richest and most market-oriented country in the world, only 42% of that group said they “supported capitalism.” The numbers were higher among older people; still, only 26% considered themselves capitalists. A little over half supported the system as a whole: here.
THE UN warned at the weekend that the global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world’s hungry to a record 1 billion: here.
USA: Unemployment rose in 48 of 50 states in May, reaching record-high levels in eight states. The statistics foretell social misery for tens of millions, while the ruling elite, led by the Obama administration, has seized on the crisis as a long-awaited chance to restructure class relations to its advantage for decades to come: here.
For the vast majority of New York City’s more than eight million people, those who depend upon their paychecks to make a living, the financial crisis unleashed by the speculative and often criminal activities of those being bailed out on Wall Street has meant attacks on jobs, wages and benefits: here.
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Americans are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with the state of the nation’s health care system: here.
Finance union Unite has reacted with dismay at plans by part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland to axe 500 more jobs over the next three years.
- Municipal Bankruptcies, Pensions, and New Dimensions of Class Struggle in the United States by Carlos Borrero (againstclimatechangedeniers.wordpress.com)
- Samir Amin: The Muslim Brotherhood is hated by Egyptians because it continues with the same policies as its predecessor. Islamists have only ultraliberal answers to give to the crisis: they have replaced the capitalists’ bourgeois cliques that were Mubar (globalalliance2018.wordpress.com)
- How the financial crisis started (Part 2) (ratpacksg.wordpress.com)
- Encore: Taming Capitalism Run Wild (billmoyers.com)